Inaugural speech of Naomi van Stapele, lector Inclusive Education

In short


16 September 2022


14:00 - 19:00


The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS)

Inclusive Education —Undoing Authority to Transform.

Naomi van Stapele is lector ‘Inclusive Education’ since 1 January 2021 at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). She will present her inaugural speech on 16 September 2022.

Inclusive Education is often reduced to a superficial way of ‘doing diversity and inclusion’ in the realm of education, thus stifling its transformative potential.  During this event, Naomi van Stapele and other researchers from the research group Inclusive Education will offer critical explorations of three dimensions of Inclusive Education to provide new avenues for anti-oppressive pedagogies. 

Inclusive Education:  

1. Departs from the lived experiences of teachers and learners to explore boundary-making (such as through institutional racism, sexism, classism, ableism, etc.).  

2. Sets out to interrogate the way in which modes of authority (e.g., of the teacher, the curriculum, the institution) and adjacent boundary-making are undone.  

3. Makes visible where possibilities rise for non-conformity.

The lectorate is part of the Centre of Expertise ‘Global and Inclusive Learning’ and falls under the Faculty for Social Work and Education.


14:00-15:00 Welcome and Experience Walk, participants experience various research projects of Inclusive Education by walking through and engaging with them.

15:00-15:05 Opening by Saul van Stapele (MC of the event)

15:05-15:10 Opening by Director

15.10-15:20 Introduction by Hans Camps, Member of the Board of Directors at THUAS

15:20-15:30 Dance Intermezzo

15:30-16:15 Speech by Naomi van Stapele

16:15-16:30 Spoken Word

16:30-1645 Closing words and film (from project in Kenya)

16:45-19:00 Sharing food and drinks 


We welcome you to this inaugural event. Please let us know you will join us by registering here